Pacquiao vs Marquez Weigh In

Manny Pacquiao vs Juan Manuel Marquez weigh in

Senator Harry Reid Thanks Manny Pacquiao For Helping Nevada Economy! But Why Not Mayweather Jr.?

A U.S. Senator Harry Reid has recently thanked and praised Manny Pacquiao for being such a positive financial force in Nevada Economy:

Manny is a true friend of Nevada’s, whether he’s training or fighting in our state. His sport is a major player in our state’s economic arena and I, along with millions of others around the world, look forward to a great fight.”

I would have to agree that anytime that Manny Pacquiao fights in Las Vegas, the fights bring in a lot of people, which in turns cranks the local gambling and spending to a higher gear.  It is an honor to be mentioned in such a light, and I am sure that Pacquiao appreciates the compliment.

But what about Floyd Mayweather Jr.? Not only does he actually live in Vegas, but his fights bring in a tremendous amount of revenue, and he himself spends a ton of money in Las Vegason entertainment and every day purchases.  Gambling, houses, cars, and lavish hotel parties is something that Mayweather Jr. is known for, and correct me if I am wrong, but that is also a very generous investment into the local economy.

Before I could never see why many boxing fans thought that the treatment that Pacquiao and Mayweather Jr. get is not proportional, with Manny being given the credit for everything, while Mayweather scorned for anything he does. Now, I can see things more clearly.

Don’t get me wrong, Mayweather Jr. has done dozens of bad things in his life, or at least bad according to me, but for some odd reasons, his good deeds are either rarely appreciated, or go completely unnoticed. From having fundraisers, to paying for boxers or their families in financial turmoil, to giving away food to the poor; Mayweather Jr. has arguably done much more for those in need than the majority of the boxing community put together.

This recent statement by Senator Reid is yet another example of Floyd Mayweather Jr., a long time resident and ‘investor in the local economy’ of Las Vegas, being overlooked and ignored. Manny get a pat on the back for bringing the money to Vegas, yet Floyd is never thanked in such a fashion?


More @

Bob Arum: “Would’ve Given Mayweather 100 million. Pacquiao Would’ve Ended Up With 80 Million”

“We had an offer, a legitimate offer on the table for 180 million dollars and people due to fight and had a big upside of 180 for the two fight camps. That’s when he said 55-45 which would’ve given Mayweather 100 million. (Pacquiao) would’ve ended up with 80 million and that’s still a lot of money right? But Mayweather will not fight him. Now why am I saying that? I’m not saying it to be, I know the guy and I know what his problem is, Mayweather, because we had him for 10 and a half years and his problem was he hated, he never wanted to face a southpaw and a southpaw that can move and punch with his left hand makes Mayweather completely vulnerable. All you have to do was watch him in the (DeMarcus) Corley fight where he didn’t realize Corley was one when he made the fight. Corley shook him up and had him in trouble. Why? Because Mayweather is a sensational defensive fighter but that’s against an orthodox guy. If he goes against a southpaw he opens himself up. You saw that happen in the Cotto fight because Cotto is a right handed fighter but he’s really a southpaw that’s converted and Cotto hurt him because he doesn’t have a good defense to the left hand.”

The above quote was from a recent interview with Bob Arum by Sports Radio Interviews.

Will there ever be a time, when Bob Arum will admit, or at least acknowledge that the reasons for the mega-fight not happening is not only money related, and is not only Mayweather Jr.’s fault.

Arum states that at one point in time, Mayweather Jr. was informed that he would end up making $100 million dollars had he faced Pacquiao, and that Manny would leave with $80 million, but when was this? Was this around the same time when Pacquiao avoided the blood testing? Or when team Pacquiao was saying that they will not play by Mayweather’s rules and that they don’t need Floyd?

The more you say, the more room there is for an error or a lie, and Arum should prevent himself from ranting. Mayweather Jr. is no angel, and can sometimes contradict himself in interviews, as can any fighter or promoter, but Arum has been known to say things that are not only contradictory, but are borderline absurd.

Cotto hurt Mayweather Jr.? When? They did fight, and there were moment when both had landed, but hurt? Credibility is not something that Arum should abandon, although I feel it is too late for that.


More @






Plus, Floyd Mayweather vs. Victor Ortiz &

Sugar Shane Mosley vs. Antonio Margarito

To Warm Fans Up On FOX Deportes Before Live Fights Air

LOS ANGELES – A star-studded lineup will march into the Business Expo Center in Anaheim, Calif. on Saturday, December 8 when undefeated Houston prospect Jermall Charlo, two 2012 United States Olympians and four unbeaten rising stars all take to the ring in undercard bouts leading into the FOX Sports Networks, FOX Deportes and FUEL TV televised main event between unbeaten junior welterweight Luis Ramos Jr. and 2000 Olympic Silver Medalist Ricardo Williams Jr.


Yuriorkis Gamboa Has The Goods

Boxing star Yuriorkis Gamboa 21-0 16 KOs is fighting on the Pacquiao vs Marquez 4 undercard.

« Previous Entries Next Entries »